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Pulse Life Advocates has been a leader in bringing forth pro-life legislation at the Iowa State Capitol.  In fact, most of the early pro-life legislation can be credited to this organization.  We are advocating for legislation during the session and providing education to our representatives to pass bills that will protect life.


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We are proud founding members of the Coalition of Pro-life Leaders in the state of Iowa.



Roe Decision
  • June 24, in Dobbs v. Jackson we overturned federal abortion law.
  • Abortion law goes back to the state.
  • Two dozen states have trigger bills, so they have outlawed abortion, Iowa unfortunately is not one of those states.



24 Hour Bill
2023 Iowa Initiatives & Concerns
Mail Order Abortion Pills
Current Threats to Life

Session Updates

2023 First Funnel

2023 Legislative Session- First Funnel 3/3/23

Bills that Survived:

SF 297- Protection of religious beliefs and moral convictions of health care providers and health care facilities.

HF 570 (Successor to HF 119)- Assault on a pregnant person and providing penalties.

SF 384 (Successor to SF 223)- Assault on a pregnant person and providing penalties.

HF 425 (Successor to HSB 136)- Expansion of the Newborn Infant Act to include a newborn safety device (drop box).

HF 474 (Successor to HF 195)- Expansion of the Newborn Infant Act to include relinquishment of a newborn to an adoption service provider.

SF 252 (Successor to SF 58)- Allows reasonable accommodations to students who are pregnant or recently gave birth attending institutions of higher education.

*These bills are subject to the second fully on March 31 in which they need to be passed on the floor and then through committee in the other chamber.*

Bills that are Dead:

HF 510- Human Life Protection Act

HF 146-Prohibit the manufacture, distribution, prescribing, dispensing, selling of transferring abortifacient drugs in Iowa.

SF 212-Prohibiting discrimination against adoption and foster care providers based on religious belief.

SSB 1133- MOMS bill (includes OTC Birth Control)

Bills not effected by Funnel:

SF 324 (Successor to SSB 1139)- MOMS bill (No OTC Birth Control)

HF 427 (Successor to HSB 91)- MOMS bill (includes OTC Birth Control)

*Both bills have been referred to Appropriations so they are alive for the rest of the session.*

End of Session 2022
Second Funnel 2022
Legislative Update 2022
2020 Legislative Recap


Maggie DeWitte at the Capital

Maggie DeWitte testifies before the Iowa Senate in support of the Protect Life Amendment

By iowansforlife | February 1, 2021

My name is Maggie DeWitte, and I am the Executive Director of Iowans for LIFE and the spokesman for the Coalition of pro-life leaders.  In 2018 a grave injustice happened in the state of Iowa.  A fundamental right to abortion…

Over-the-counter oral contraception

Over-the-counter oral contraception is a bad idea

By iowansforlife | January 27, 2021

[This is Maggie DeWitte’s testimony at the Iowa Capital today.] Good Morning, my name is Maggie DeWitte, and I am the Executive Director of Iowans for LIFE. I am here today speaking against House Study Bill 121 for several reasons.…

Maggie DeWitte testifies at the State Capitol

Maggie DeWitte’s testimony in support of The Protect Life Amendment

By iowansforlife | January 19, 2021

My name is Maggie DeWitte and I am the Executive Director of Iowans for LIFE and the spokesman for the Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders.  I am speaking to you this morning in support for HSB 41. Thank you for bringing…

Your voice is needed to protect life in Iowa!

ACTION ALERT: Your voice is needed to protect life in Iowa!

By iowansforlife | January 14, 2021

Dear Iowans for LIFE Supporter: You have an opportunity RIGHT NOW to help save mothers and babies from abortion extremism in Iowa! This coming week, the Iowa House of Representatives will be convening a subcommittee to advance the Protect Life…

Senator Joni Ernst

Joni Ernst responds to concerned Iowan

By iowansforlife | October 14, 2020

By JONI ERNST Thank you for taking the time to contact me about federal policies impacting life and funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. It is important for me to hear from folks in Iowa on matters such as…

Iowa Judge Voter Guide

By iowansforlife | October 7, 2020

We have put together a comprehensive voters guide for you to read before you go to the polls to vote. Please click on the link below to open the guide. Much is at stake. Click Here: Iowa Judge Voter Guide

2020 Legislative Update

By iowansforlife | August 26, 2020

The Pro-Life lobby in the Iowa State Legislature The 2020 Legislative Session will go down in the history books for many reasons.  Not the least of which was the suspension of the session due to Covid-19; a virus that ceased…

24 Hour Bill injunction

Judge grants 24 Hour Bill injunction

By iowansforlife | July 1, 2020

As expected, Mitchell E. Turner, District Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District in Iowa, granted an injunction to the 24 Hour Bill which was scheduled to go into force today. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU filed a lawsuit to…

24 hour waiting period

Planned Parenthood files lawsuit to block 24 hour waiting period

By iowansforlife | June 24, 2020

Women and men often regret the decision to abort their baby. That’s why Iowa lawmakers passed a bill which requires  a 24 hour waiting period before getting an abortion. As expected, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit to block the legislation…

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2023 Prayer Rally at the Iowa Capital in Des Moines, Iowa